Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mini Food Review: Citricos Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake - with fresh raspberry sauce $8.00

Ok first indulge me in a brief -SQUEAL! Now that we got that out of the way, let's do a review on my favorite food group-Dessert. I will be honest and say I can be a little harsh in this area, but dessert is serious stuff. Sweet tooth-I haz it. So when I critique a sweet of any time, I take it seriously. So without further ado-Citricos lemon cheesecake.

I have to admit that I am not a real big fan of cheesecake. I don't like it because it's too dense and the texture is usually crumbly. But Citricos lemon cheesecake is none of these things. While the texture is rich and creamy, it is also very smooth. The lemon flavor is clean and tart with just the perfect amount of sweetness and a whisper of vanilla. The cheese flavor is mild the way it should be-present but not overpowering. There are no bits of lemon, which I appreciate because I find it to be a total cheat when bakers do that. The dome of cheesecake is encapsulated in a shell of white chocolate ganache and bottomed with a fresh graham cracker crust. I do believe I noticed hints of ginger in the crust, perhaps from gingersnaps? The plate is garnished (read as bonus goodies) with a wonderful crisp tuile cookie (ours was served with a hazelnut tuile, but I do believe that changes from time to time) that nestles the cheesecake as well as white chocolate shavings, fresh berries. A sweet-tart raspberry sauce finishes off the presentation. 

Final impression: this is an amazing dessert. I think that this dish dazzles people with it's over-the-top presentation, but if you stripped away all the garnishes, you would still have a powerhouse dessert. From your first bite to the last you will have a smile on your face. It's not to be missed.


  1. Your description is wonderful. I'm going to have to go to Citrico's and try it.

  2. It's not to be missed MaryAlice :)